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    Hurkacz advances to 2nd round after nail-biting three-set match

    Polish tennis player Hubert Hurkacz made an impressive comeback Sunday to advance to the second round of the ATP tournament in Monte Carlo. After an intense three-hour battle, Hurkacz defeated Laslo Djere in a nail-biting three-set match, 6:7, 7:6, and 7:6.

    Hubi’s rollercoaster

    Polish tennis player Hubert Hurkacz faced Serbian Laslo Djere in the opening round of the tournament. Djere, ranked 58th in the ATP rankings, felt right at home on the court. Unfortunately for Hurkacz, Djere capitalized on his first opportunity, breaking him in the opening game.

    Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz had a shaky start to his match and struggled to find his footing. Although he showed glimpses of brilliance, they were often accompanied by basic errors. The Pole took the first set to a tie-break and was leading 4:1, however, he then squandered his advantage with his own mistakes and eventually lost the set.

    Initially, in the second set, Hurkacz gained the advantage after a break. Unfortunately, he started making mistakes and Djere was able to level the set. Hurkacz found himself further behind when Djere broke him after two double service errors. Djere was on the brink of victory, but Hurkacz managed to level the set once again with a great game at the net. The match went to a tiebreak, where Hurkacz held his nerve and won 7-5.

    Tension was high as the match went into a third set, which was decided by a tie-break. Hurkacz was able to fend off Djere’s four match balls and evened the score at 6-6. The Pole’s service aces were his best weapon in the decisive moments, and he ultimately emerged victorious with a score of 7-5 in the tie-break.

    In the next round, Hurkacz will play with the winner of the Sebastian Baez – Jack Draper duel. 

    Hubert Hurkacz – Laslo Djere 2 -1 (6:7, 7:6, 7:6)

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